Two Common Attitudes That Sabotage a Leader’s Effectiveness

Two Common Attitudes That Sabotage a Leader’s Effectiveness

No leader begins their journey with the words: “I want to become a leader, so I can feel overwhelmed.” Or, “I want to become a leader because I love feeling exhausted.” Or, “I want to become a leader, so I can lose sleep at night.” Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens to most of us. To followers, leadership frequently looks quite glitzy. It appears to be about authority, power, budgets and making things happen. And while it may involve each of…

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Why Tough Grading Teachers Produce Better Learners in the End

Why Tough Grading Teachers Produce Better Learners in the End

This may not surprise you, but a new study found that students perform better on standardized tests each year when their teachers are tough graders—and argues that when students have the mindset that says “everybody gets a gold star,” it does “more damage than good.” The report, published by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, found this effect holds true for students across ethnic groups, gender, socioeconomic makeup or prior academic background. What’s more, the study also found evidence of long-term learning…

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Five Steps to Help Students Avoid the Comparison Trap

Five Steps to Help Students Avoid the Comparison Trap

Over the last five years, I’ve heard dozens of authors and speakers talk about the “comparison trap.” I believe it’s because people are not only prone to compare themselves to each other, but social media has exacerbated the problem. The student focus groups we hosted two years ago illustrated this challenge for teens. Here are some of the statements we heard from middle school and high school students: “I guess I get my self-esteem from how other people react to…

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How to Lead in Times of Change

How to Lead in Times of Change

As a kid, I vividly remember getting my first cavity. I had never heard of such a thing, but the dentist explained that I had a hole in my tooth’s enamel that needed a filling. If that news wasn’t bad enough, he went on to ask, “Do you think you and your mother can stay a bit longer today, so I can fill it now?” Not only did I need more work on my teeth, but he wanted to do…

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Research:Data Collection and Analysis

Research:Data Collection and Analysis

Part V “Phase 2 Data Collection/Analysis – Groups, Teams, Conflict and Negotiation Designing Interview Questions Refer to Activity 3 “Data Gathering (Anderson, 2018, p. 315) and read the author’s recommendations for designing effective interview questions. Simply, the interview questions should: Be nonjudgmental. That is, they should not presume a particular response or make assumptions in the question, leading the interviewee to a desired position. Be phrased as open ended, allowing the respondent maximum flexibility in answering what is important to him…

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Springfield County Office of Economic Development

Springfield County Office of Economic Development

During this week, you will have an opportunity to conduct analysis of the second case study. This case analysis exercise will be completed as an independent work. The objective of the case study analysis is to “take an active role when interpreting the presented problem and discover its meaning” (p. xxv) and practice practical skills while learning about theories, models and concepts of organizational behavior and development. The case analysis should be between 500 and 750 words, well organized, well…

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Experiment on Engineering

Experiment on Engineering

The experiment conducted was the small wind tunnel lift and drag experiment. In this experiment, the drag and lift coefficient were recorded as part of our data collection. It is important to note that a small wing was used in part of the experiment conducted. In the experiment, the angles were changed within each recorded data set. After testing different angles, a stall angle was determined to be 12 degrees. In confirming the stall angle, extra data was recorded to…

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Climate Crisis Term Paper

Climate Crisis Term Paper

Topics:The Climate CrisisA.Discuss the social, economic, ethical and political challenges related to the climate crisis. To what degree will dealing with the climate crisis require new business and policy models? Will there be economic sacrifices, or even economic opportunities, and to what degree will they balance each other out? How can political support for change be achieved? Resource that have to be in the full paper: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-false-choice-between-economic-growth-and-combatting-climate-change https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-018-2162-x https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/the-leftists-case-against-the-carbon-tax

Four Steps to Helping Students Make Good Decisions

Four Steps to Helping Students Make Good Decisions

Alex is a college student I enjoyed a coffee with recently. Our discussion revolved around all the options he was staring with next semester, including courses and jobs, clubs and other extra-curricular activities. Like so many others, Alex is suffering from “decision fatigue.” It’s the experience of being worn down by making lots of choices in a short amount of time. In a Times Magazine article “Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue?” John Tierney explains how having to make a series…

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Parents: Why You Need to Stop Doing Your Kid’s Work

Parents: Why You Need to Stop Doing Your Kid’s Work

The latest example of the new way parents view their children just occurred. It illustrates our shift from equipping our youth to cope with adversity, to seeking ways to reduce the adversity. Instead of believing they’re strong enough to face tough times, we look outward for an answer. It happened the week following Kobe Bryant’s tragic helicopter crash, killing all nine people on board. I was in disbelief over this horrible accident but had no idea how parents would react….

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